28 May 2018

Stop and search report leads to policy change

Police Scotland has changed the way it carries out stop and search following a series of recommendations made by researchers at the University of Dundee and Edinburgh Napier University. Dr Megan O’Neill, from Dundee, and Edinburgh Napier’s Dr Liz Aston had previously evaluated a new approach to stop and search piloted by the Fife Division of Police Scotland. Their report, published by the Dundee-based Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR), highlighted elements of the pilot that can be regarded as good practice while also making 19 recommendations for improvement. Police Scotland has t...

Stop and search report leads to policy change

25 May 2018

Degree Show on course for record-breaking year

Temperatures are set to soar in Dundee this weekend but the hottest ticket in town remains the city’s biggest celebration of culture. This year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show is expected to have welcomed a record-breaking number of visitors by the time it closes its doors on Sunday evening. Thousands have already flocked to view the work of more than 300 exhibiting students, with many more expected to take in the spectacle this weekend. More than 15,000 visitors took in last year’s Degree Show and Professor Paul Harris, Dean of Duncan of J...

Degree Show on course for record-breaking year

23 May 2018

Dundee student’s Degree Show celebration of life and loss

A courageous University of Dundee student has used the trauma of loss to inspire her artwork. Janine Getty was just 16 when her mother Catherine passed away, an event that would seem unlikely to inspire her in years to come. However, the Time Based Art & Digital Film student from Glasgow admits that she has since used the experience to transform her life, a turnaround that has culminated in her exhibiting at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show. After spreading her mother’s ashes around an Oak Tree on the banks of Loch Katrine in th...

Dundee student’s Degree Show celebration of life and loss

22 May 2018

Big funding for big data follows Prime Minister’s AI speech

Funding of £1million has been announced to help University of Dundee scientists tackle the challenges of dealing with big data, just 24 hours after Theresa May heralded the potential of artificial intelligence to transform healthcare. Professor Geoff Barton, Head of Computational Biology in the University’s School of Life Sciences, has received the funding by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The award will enable the development of advanced computational methods that allow researchers to organise, compare, understand and exploit the vast amounts of data produc...

Big funding for big data follows Prime Minister’s AI speech

21 May 2018

Sitting down to take a stand for diversity

Transforming stage fright into a force for good can help to challenge patriarchal attitudes in society, a leading entrepreneur claims. Lauren Currie OBE is inviting members of the public to join her on stage when she appears as the latest guest speaker at the University of Dundee’s Saturday Series. The designer and founder of startup ‘#upfront’ has designed a new approach to stage curation to challenge established attitudes at public events. #Upfront involves speakers sharing their stage with members of the audience who would like to experience the spotlight without any pressure to perfor...

Sitting down to take a stand for diversity